Origin of posthumous
Examples from the Web for posthumously
The opposite phenomenon also occurs: neglected writers who ascend to prominence only posthumously.
And the fact that Turing was only posthumously pardoned by the Queen late last year is pretty insane.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the former prime minister, who was laid to rest Wednesday, has now posthumously affected sales for her favorite purse brand.Margaret Thatcher’s Favorite Handbags Selling Like Hot Cakes|Misty White Sidell|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of all the last unpublished works of Roberto Bolaño posthumously released, we think this really is the last one.
Because of his heroism as a first responder on that day, The New York Times posthumously named Hamdani an “all-American Jedi.”
Posthumously Marshall's opinion has attained a rank and authority with the legal profession that it never enjoyed in his own time.John Marshall and the Constitution|Edward S. Corwin
Two years later he died, leaving his widow in poor circumstances; a second child, another son, was posthumously born.
It was not till 1840 that his Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit, by far his most seminal work, was posthumously published.
The Pensées of Blaise Pascal had been published, posthumously, in 1670.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680|Jasper Danckaerts
Dease was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, as also was Pte.The First Seven Divisions|Ernest W. Hamilton
Word Origin for posthumous
mid-15c., "born after the death of the originator" (author or father), from Late Latin posthumus, from Latin postumus "last, last-born," superlative of posterus "coming after, subsequent" (see posterior). Altered in Late Latin by association with Latin humare "to bury," suggesting death; the one born after the father's death obviously being the last. An Old English word for this was æfterboren, literally "after-born." Related: Posthumously.